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The School of Accountancy is a quality provider of accounting and business law education and research. We create successful career opportunities for graduates, conduct and disseminate applied research, and contribute to the accounting profession and wider community.

The School is a large academic unit at Massey.


We provide quality accounting and business law education to give students the knowledge, skills and values to develop successful professional careers.

We offer internal and extramural undergraduate and postgraduate programmes including professional development. We also run a Summer School between November and February.


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School of Accountancy staff are engaged in a wide range of research of international standing. We encourage applied research and scholarship in the pursuit of academic excellence, and reward outstanding achievements.

We place a high priority on support and resourcing for research by emphasising publication in quality journals, presentation of research papers at international conferences and identifying and nurturing emerging areas of research.


Find out more about the Massey study programmes, research, facilities, services and people working in related areas of specialisation.


Auckland campus

Massey University’s Auckland campus is in Albany on the North Shore of Auckland. The School of Accountancy is based in the Massey Business School building.

Massey University Auckland campus

Manawatū campus

Massey University’s Manawatū campus is in Palmerston North. The School of Accountancy teaching spaces are predominantly in the Business Studies building (which has ‘Business Studies West’ and ‘Business Studies Central’ wings).

Male and female student outside Manawatu campus library

Wellington campus

Massey University’s Wellington campus is in the suburb of Mt Cook. The Massey Business School offices and teaching spaces are predominantly in Building 5.

Students talking to tutor in Wellington library

Accreditation, rankings and professional information

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Our staff

Head of School

Professor Fawzi Laswad

Fawzi is a highly-regarded accountancy researcher, with specific research and teaching interests in financial reporting and accounting education. He has expertise in professional accountancy and has served on numerous professional boards and committees.

All staff

Massey Business School

The School of Accountancy is one of five interconnected schools within the Massey Business School.

Massey Business School

Vision and mission


Massey University School of Accountancy aims to be recognised as a leader in accounting and business law education and research.

  • To provide quality accounting and business law education that provides a foundation for career success for our graduates.
  • To conduct and disseminate applied research.
  • To contribute positively to the accounting profession, the University, and the wider community.
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Values (Guiding Principles)

To achieve our Mission the School will:

Be student focused
  • ensure its student education programmes are relevant and up-to-date
  • encourage alternative modes of delivery and learning.
Be supportive of its staff
  • provide staff with opportunities for personal development
  • maintain quality and uphold professional standards
  • encourage and support staff research Reinforce and promote the University’s strategic goals.
Embrace Equal Employment Opportunities principles
  • recognise the Treaty of Waitangi
  • maintain transparent and inclusive (participative) management systems.
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Goals and objectives

The School seeks to be recognised as a quality provider of accounting and business law education and research.

It will attain this vision through realising goals and objectives in the following key areas: education, research, and contribution to the profession, the University, and the wider community.

Massey students at Graduation

Scholarships and prizes

Accountancy prizes

We award a range of prizes (sponsored by industry) to top-performing Massey University accountancy students every year.

Accountancy prizes

Accountancy student being presented with prize

Scholarships and awards

Massey University offers a number of scholarships for first year and current Massey students.

Future Leaders Scholarship

Scholarship search

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Research seminars

School of Accountancy research seminars are for staff members of the School and visitors to present their current research and in this way share their ideas with, and receive feedback from the academic community as well as the wider public, including professionals. Everybody is welcome.

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